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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When the Duma arrives for the tercentenary celebration and finds Rasputin sitting in one of their chairs, what does the president of the Duma do?
(a) He gives up his seat to Rasputin.
(b) He walks out of the celebration and refuses to participate.
(c) He physically attacks Rasputin and tries to kill him.
(d) He physically removes Rasputin.

2. What Russian city is the hometown of Vladimir Lenin?
(a) Kiev.
(b) Moscow.
(c) St. Petersburg.
(d) Simbirsk.

3. In addition to all the official ceremonies, what else do the Romanovs do to celebrate Russia's tercentenary?
(a) They make a pilgrimage to Constantinople, the seat of Orthodoxy.
(b) They make a cross-country public relations trip.
(c) They make a pilgrimage to trace the route of the first Tsar.
(d) They make a public relations trip through every country in Europe.

4. What faith does Nicholas' fiancee have to convert to in order to marry him?
(a) Islam.
(b) Judaism.
(c) Roman Catholicism.
(d) Russian Orthodox.

5. What beneficial effect does Alexandra believe Rasputin has on Alexis?
(a) She believes Rasputin makes him holy.
(b) She believes Rasputin protects him from injury.
(c) She believes Rasputin keeps him calm.
(d) She believes Rasputin heals him.

6. What happens to the Bishop of St. Petersburg when he tries to investigate Rasputin's immoral behavior?
(a) He is assassinated.
(b) He finds himself the new Bishop of Crimea.
(c) He finds himself the new Bishop of Siberia.
(d) He is defrocked and excommunicated.

7. What takes place in 1913 that, by July 1914, involves more than one and one half of Russia's citizens?
(a) A plague.
(b) A religious awakening.
(c) A nationwide strike.
(d) A political movement.

8. How does Alexandra meet Rasputin?
(a) Through her best friend, Anna Vyrubova.
(b) Through Alexis' bodyguards.
(c) Through Nicholas.
(d) Through the Empress Marie, her mother-in-law.

9. "Tsar" is another word for:
(a) Emperor.
(b) Prime Minister.
(c) President.
(d) Dictator.

10. The Queen is known to carry the gene for hemophilia. How many of her daughters also carry the gene?
(a) Four.
(b) Three.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

11. What is the Imperial Duma, which is first established in May 1906?
(a) Russia's national soccer team.
(b) Russia's Parliament.
(c) Russia's Senate.
(d) Russia's House of Representatives.

12. What does Rasputin believe about sin?
(a) He believes that sin leads to holiness.
(b) He believes that sin leads to punishment.
(c) He believes that sin leads to depravity.
(d) He believes that sin doesn't exist.

13. Why do the older two daughters not make their public debut in 1914?
(a) The Bolshevik Revolution.
(b) Alexis' hemophilia.
(c) World War I.
(d) Queen Victoria's death.

14. What German author's writings influence Lenin?
(a) Adolf Hitler.
(b) Karl Marx.
(c) Friederich Nietzsche.
(d) Heinrich Heine.

15. Nicholas and Alexandra's first home is at the palace in:
(a) Tsarskoe Selo.
(b) St. Petersburg.
(c) Anitchkov.
(d) Livadia.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the names of Alexis' bodyguards?

2. How is Rasputin's power over others characterized?

3. What does the jeweler Faberge make every Easter for Nicholas' wife and mother?

4. What is one of the nationalities that is NOT part of the empire over which the Tsar rules?

5. What happens to the two older girls instead of their debut?

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